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Last year, strata president Rob Parker and his fellow owners were facing huge increases. This year, rates are down somewhat and owners are breathing a little easier. (Langley Advance Times files)

Strata insurance costs retreat after devastating spike in 2020

Many condos and townhouse complexes are getting a break after record hikes

 

Multiple fire crews responded to a fire in a multiple-unit residential/commercial building in the 5500-block of 203rd Street in Langley City Saturday June 5. (Langley Advance Times files)

LETTER: Langley City fire shows value of apartment sprinklers

Local man would like to see building code require balcony sprinklers

  • Jun 14, 2021

 

Have an opinion you’d like to share? Submit letters to the editor through our website, via email or the postal service. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Langley resident sides with dog owner in condo curfuffle

Letter writers have been sharing their views since the story was published

  • Jun 5, 2021

 

Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Langley condo steps in a mess over dog’s height limit fight

A local resident is critical of the fines being assessed a dog owner

  • Jun 2, 2021
Share your opinion via email, through our website or in a posted letter. (Heather Colpitts/Black Press Media)
Legacy on Park Avenuea casts a striking silhouette, with the meticulous construction to back it up.

For his final project, this developer held nothing back

Langley’s renaissance has its centrepiece, and you can live there

  • Mar 15, 2021
Legacy on Park Avenuea casts a striking silhouette, with the meticulous construction to back it up.
A man stands in the window of an upper floor condo in Vancouver on March 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Change made to insurance for B.C. condo owners amid rising premiums

Council CEO Janet Sinclair says the change will mean less price volatility

A man stands in the window of an upper floor condo in Vancouver on March 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ben Nishi from FortisBC is one of the industry experts at Home Buying 101, an online video series from Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN).

You can own a home in Vancouver, with help from these experts

Free video series helps consumers navigate new protocols, capitalize on low interest rates and more!

  • Nov 23, 2020
Ben Nishi from FortisBC is one of the industry experts at Home Buying 101, an online video series from Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN).
Boo is the five-year-old cat of the Hildebrandt family who lived at Madison Place which was damaged by fire on Friday, July 17. (Hildebrandt Facebook photo)

Residents concerned for pets at Langley condo fire site

Animal welfare groups are able to help residents who are looking for their family pets

Boo is the five-year-old cat of the Hildebrandt family who lived at Madison Place which was damaged by fire on Friday, July 17. (Hildebrandt Facebook photo)
Plans showed a park and playing fields but the land has been turned into condos.

LETTER: What happened to park and playing fields promised for Yorkson?

A letter writer said green space promised for his neighbourhood has been turned into condos

  • Jun 28, 2020
Plans showed a park and playing fields but the land has been turned into condos.
Kevin Froese said changes to insurance regulations announced on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, won’t make much difference to his condo, where insurance costs have skyrocketed, even though it is only three years old and has never had a claim. (Langley Advance Times file)
Kevin Froese said changes to insurance regulations announced on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, won’t make much difference to his condo, where insurance costs have skyrocketed, even though it is only three years old and has never had a claim. (Langley Advance Times file)
Rob Parker, strata council president at the Prestwick townhouse development, seen here in his home. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

A last-minute scramble fails to find better insurance rates for Langley condo owners

Premium for claim-free two-year-old townhouse complex nearly tripled

Rob Parker, strata council president at the Prestwick townhouse development, seen here in his home. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Rob Parker, strata council president at the Prestwick townhouse development, seen here in his home on Saturday, March 4th, was told the insurance premium shared by all owners would triple. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Insurance shock for Langley condo owners

Claim-free two-year-old townhouse complex told premium will nearly triple

Rob Parker, strata council president at the Prestwick townhouse development, seen here in his home on Saturday, March 4th, was told the insurance premium shared by all owners would triple. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Condos in one of the buildings at Paddington Station are being reconstructed. (Bob Groeneveld photo)

Burned Langley condo on the way to being home again

Construction continues on Paddington Station which caught fire last December.

  • Oct 19, 2017
Condos in one of the buildings at Paddington Station are being reconstructed. (Bob Groeneveld photo)